Messi and Mbappé show off in Tokyo

07/20/2022 at 15:52


Paris Saint-Germain beat Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale 1-2 with Leo assisting in both goals

Kylian Mbappé scored at a high level in the 45 minutes he played

Paris Saint-Germain beat Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale 1-2 today in a hard-fought friendly in Tokyo, where Messi led the visitors in both goals and Mbappé was a breeze in 45 minutes. on the grass.

The defending champions of the Japanese and French leagues measured their strength in the match played this Wednesday in a packed Olympic stadium in Tokyo, the first of PSG’s summer tour of Japan.

The high competitive pace of Frontale, midfielder and third in the J-League, seemed to surprise Christophe Galtier’s men from the outset, under intense pressure as soon as the ball came out.

The first combinations of the formidable trident composed of Messi, Mbappé and Neymar woke up the visiting teamWhat he scored his first shot on goal around the tenth minute from the Brazilian striker’s boots.

Clearer was a run down the left wing from Marcinho, who shot wide alone against Donnaruma in the 17th minute, and the rejoinder seconds later by Mbappé, who was unable to define against Jung.

The French striker had another double chance in the 28th minute after a break in the box. His shot was pushed back by Jung and he also failed to chain the rebound he was chasing.

PSG siege continues with another stellar pass from Mbappé to Messi, who sent the ball over the post after clipping the keeperand ended up scoring the crossfire 0-1 in the following game and after bouncing off a defender.

Mbappé, who displayed starts, dribbling and passing in the first half but had no luck in front of goal, gave way to Sarabia at half-time, while a listless Neymar been replaced by Kalimuendo.

Those of Kawasaki turned upside down after the start of the second half and scared PSG with shots from outside the box and others from set pieces, but the French team continued with a Messi inspired in the field.

The Argentine made it 0-2 with a through pass and a wall with Bernat, who assisted Kalimuendo.

The game seemed over in the remaining twenty minutes, with two practically new elevens on the pitch and PSG saving their stars for the rest of their friendlies in Japan, but the Japanese gave it some emotion with a goal from a corner in the minute. 82.

PSG will continue their tour on Saturday in Saitama (north of Tokyo) against the Urawa Reds and next Monday against Gamba Osaka in their stronghold.

DATA SHEET:1-Kawasaki: Jung; Sasaki (Kozuka, m.72), Jesiel (Yamamura, m.45), Kuruyama, Noborizato (Matsui, m.55); Tachibanada (Takai, m.85), Tono (Seko, m.45), Chanathip (Schmidt, m.55), Ienaga (Kobayashi, m.55), Marcinho (Miyagi, m.55. (Einaga, m.85 ) and Damiao (Chinen, m.45).

2-PSG: Donnaruma (Sergio Rich, m.61); Kimpembe (Diallo, 45m), Ramos (Kehrer, 61m), Marquinhos (Correa, 61m), Hakimi (Dina-Ebimbe, 45m); Nuno Mendes (Bernat, 45), Ghana, Vitinha (Zaire-Emery, 61), Neymar (Sarabia, 45), Mbappe (Kalimuendo, 45) and Messi (Icardi, 61).

Goals: 0-1, m.32: Messi. 0-2, m.58: Californication. 1-2, m:83: Yamamura.Arbitrator: Yusuke Araki (JAP).

incidents: Friendly match played at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in front of 64,922 spectators, as part of PSG’s Japanese tour.

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